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This Ellen von Unwerth shot fits perfectly into the atmosphere of this sunny November Friday. Doesn’t it just make you take your over-the-knee boots, tweed coat and camera (although I do have binoculars too) and take a trip into the countryside for the weekend? Leaving you with a few notes from photography, fashion and film, I hope you all have a wonderful end of the week!

—Have you seen Carine Roitfeld in The Client for W magazine? “What’s the couture size?” she asks at Roger Vivier. “37” is the answer. “That’s mine. I have a couture foot. I didn’t know.” (by the way, I’m a couture size too!) You have to watch this.

—The Museum of Modern Art honored Pedro Almodóvar’s career which brings me to one of  my weekend plans, going to see La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In), his latest film, (I’m not linking to it as I hate reading a movie synopsis before I see it and that’s also one of the reasons why the film guest posts here on Classiq reveal as little as possible the subject of a film). But I’m going to use a quote by film critic David Bradshaw about Antonio Banderas’ performance that I find most intriguing: “Banderas is a wonderfully charismatic leading man; Almodóvar has found in him what Hitchcock found in Cary Grant. He is stylish, debonair, but with a chilling touch of determination and menace.”

Veruschka. My Life, a book about the life of Germany’s first supermodel, “the most beautiful woman in the world”, as Richard Avedon named her.

Talking Pictures gathers photographer Ellen Graham’s works over 40 years. How amazing is that Warren Beatty cover?

photo: by Ellen von Unwerth for Dazed and Confused, September 2008

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